Reddit has released the most 'upvoted' posts of 2019, and it shows how much trolling is part of the platform's culture
- Reddit recently released its year-in-review report highlighting the most popular posts, active subreddit communities, and viral trends on "the front page of the internet."
- The report includes 2019's top posts - that is, those with the most "upvotes," the Reddit-equivalent of "likes" on other social platforms.
- Included in this list of top posts are a timely dad joke, a wholesome cartoon, and a random stream of consciousness thought. There's also one criticizing Reddit for accepting millions in funding from Chinese company Tencent, a move that stoked concerns of censorship across the internet.
- The posts featured on the most-upvoted list show just how much the Reddit community at large values, and embraces, its ability to troll anyone and considers no topic untouchable.
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5. This absurdly adorable letter was apparently sent by a 86-year-old to the person he bought a VHS player off of through eBay. (215,000 upvotes)
4. On the subreddit r/showerthoughts, a user praised the unintended consequences of the superstitious tradition of grooms not seeing their brides in their wedding dresses before the ceremony. (218,000 upvotes)
3. Among the flurry of groan-worthy dad jokes made each January about what has yet to happen all year was this gem posted to Reddit in 2019. (221,000 upvotes)
2. The Reddit community — which includes a massive amount of video game fanatics — loved this heart-warming cartoon depicting a veteran gamer mentoring a novice one. (225,000 upvotes)
1. In an ironic twist, the most upvoted post this year was one criticizing Reddit itself for taking money from a Chinese investor, a move back in February that fueled concerns about censorship on the platform. (228,000 upvotes)
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